Children’s Dentistry

Children’s dental care is quite different from adult dental care, with the variables including age, cognitive development and personality type. Going to the dentist for the first time can be a strange experience. That is why it is important to make that experience as positive as possible, so that seeing a dentist does not produce feelings of anxiety.

Also crucial is the fostering of good oral hygiene from a young age, establishing habits that will result in good dental health for life.

We advise parents to introduce their child to professional dental care from the age of three. This is as easy and pleasant as taking them with you for your own dental appointment and watching you have your teeth cleaned, or bringing them to their own appointment in which their baby teeth are counted and polished with a soft rubber cup.

Who Will Treat My Child?

At Flinders Dental your child will most be likely seen by an Oral Health Therapist. Therapists have been specifically trained in children’s dentistry and are passionate about caring for children and ensuring that their dental experience is enjoyable and fun. Even if your child does have dental anxiety, we are highly trained to make them feel comfortable and safe.